Living Free Ministries founder Tommy Wilson wants to share his vision.

He’ll do exactly that this weekend during an open house event at the future home of Living Free’s new residential drug recovery home for men.

Wilson is rallying Alcorn County residents to get behind the project though donations and support and will open the doors for a walk through on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Face coverings must be worn during the event.

The local ministry is in the early stages of purchasing the former seventh day adventist school located at 42 County Road 278 off U.S. 72 near the Crossroads Motor Speedway in eastern Alcorn County. The 4,000-square- foot building sits on three acres with enough space for expansion. Wilson said the purchase price is $105,000 with even more needed for repairs and remodeling.

“This is dream of mind ... of so many in Alcorn County to be able to offer those struggling with addiction in this community with a place to go for help without being sent outside the area,” Wilson told the Daily Corinthian. “Hopefully we can raise enough money to purchase the property and get it ready for an opening in 2021.”

Fundraising efforts began last month during Living Free’s A Night of Hope event. Wilson said other donations have been received, as well

“We have around $70,000 in hand right now, but still need a bit more,” he added.

Once the home opens it will be a place for men to go for help while also allowing them to live on the campus during the recovery process which will include a 12-step program written by Wilson and his team.

Living Free will also continue to offer meetings and meals throughout the year – following COVID-19 restrictions and CDC guidelines – to help people with life controlling issues find freedom, healing and deliverance in Jesus Christ. Through small groups, Living Free offers new approaches to life using the Word of God, the Spirit of God and the People of God.

Monetary donations can be mailed to PO Box 224, Corinth, MS 38835. An online donation option is available at livingfreecorinth.com. For more information, contact Wilson at 662-603-9829.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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